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General Discussion / Re: Questions about a 69 Z/28
« on: September 12, 2021, 05:59:36 PM »
With X33 on the tag, the car may have been built late enough for the 'con VIN' to be stamped on the side of the block. It would be on the rib alongside the oil filter. Often hard to read.

Unless you are handy with tools, most muscle car projects of this nature will cost more to restore than they are worth. The paint/trim on this one won't help. 

well the block is not the original motor to the car. The current owner bought the motor back in the 90's out of a Nova. Block is a Sept 68 casting date He bought this car minus the 302 back in the late 70's early 80's. As far the resto, it would be my grandfather and I doing the work on it. We did my both my 68 Chevy's so thats not really the big issue. Our issue getting this thing together and then be stuck with it. I know this car will never be a 6 figure car, but also dont want to jump into it when in the end its not worth more than a modified I6 car done to look like a Z/28

General Discussion / Questions about a 69 Z/28
« on: September 12, 2021, 02:56:03 AM »
So I went and looked a 69 that was claimed to be a Z/28 and after looking at it, I would say its a real one, but it had a few issues. The good was that it was a X33 car and the tag/rivets looked good. Main issue is of course the motor and trans. trans is long gone. Has a super T10, but the motor is a 69 302 motor that is in the window for correct casting date to cars build date. Problem is they have decked the block and the while the Z is legible, the D is almost gone and the rest of numbers are non existent. My main question is currently how big of hit is that in value on the cars currently? It does have the correct crank in it and pop up's. not sure on the rods. The 12 bolt and 4 leaf springs are still in the car and alot of the other stuff checks out as pointing to the real thing. Car is a odd color combo too. Is a factory Cortez Silver car, with dark blue vinyl top and dark blue std interior. Its a total project and in a million pieces, so trying to gauge what would be end value if restoring the car back close to how it came originally.

Garage Talk / Re: The other cars you all asked about...
« on: August 22, 2021, 10:14:54 PM »
Nice, and thanks for sharing! Btw, on 'Miss Taboo' (forgive my ignorance) is that a Buick or Mercury front grille?

Its a 54 Chevy grille. It has 14 extra teeth added over the stock 5 for 19 total.

General Discussion / Re: Neat Video of my 68 Camaro and C10
« on: August 21, 2021, 10:32:44 PM »
Very nice video work of your Camaro and truck!   I'd also LOVE to see some more on your granddad's trifive Chevys!!   (and your teal 33 as well).. :)

Very well done and the right sound track to go with it. I see another two blue vehicles in the stable, tell us more about those.

I made another post in garage talk here:

Garage Talk / The other cars you all asked about...
« on: August 21, 2021, 10:31:59 PM »
So on my post on the video on my twin 68's, others have asked to see a little more on the tri fives and the 33. So here is those photos.

Starting with the 33. Its an all original steel pickup. Pretty much a early 90s street rod. My grandfather built it right before I was born and I have grown up in the cab of the truck and its what got me hooked on old cars.

Then the 55 Chevy is a Bel Air 2 door Hardtop. Been with my grandparents nearly 50 years. We did a complete rotisserie restoration a few years ago at the house.

Then the last tri five is our 56 Chevy 150 named "Miss Taboo". Its a real deal early 60s custom. Was originally built between 1958-1960 and was on the cover of Rod & Custom back in 1960. The car has many many modifications. My grandparents owned it once in the 80s, sold it, and then we were able to buy it back in 2008 and then did a 5 year restoration on it, putting the car back to its early show glory.

General Discussion / Re: Neat Video of my 68 Camaro and C10
« on: August 21, 2021, 01:24:25 PM »
well the other rigs are my teal 1933 Ford pickup, its pretty much a Camaro in disguise. Has a 70 LT1 short block, then th350, 12 bolt out of a 68 Camaro, then it s painted that 3rd gen Camaro teal.

The other 2 are tri fives. The 55 is a Bel Air 2dr Hardtop my grandparents have owned for almost 50 years now. Its a factory blue/white car. Has a built 327 and T10 4 speed with a 65 Chevelle 12 bolt. The las tri five is a 56 150 2dr sedan thats an old custom show car from the early 60s. Its named "Miss Taboo" and has a huge list of mods. 57 Chrysler headlights, 60 Chrysler tail lights, 59 Impala bumpers and roll pans front and rear. They were then narrowed 3". 54 Chevy grille with 14 extra teeth for 19 total. It was on the cover of Rod and Custom back in 1960.

General Discussion / Re: Neat Video of my 68 Camaro and C10
« on: August 21, 2021, 04:49:25 AM »
+2 good video work. As a cameraman myself its nice to see he kept his framing along with smooth/steady movements.

yeah he had this little battery powered gimbal/gyro that kept the camera steady and fluid as he panned or was hanging out the door of hit truck.

General Discussion / Neat Video of my 68 Camaro and C10
« on: August 20, 2021, 05:26:02 PM »
So a couple weeks ago a younger guy came by the house to do some filming of my 68's. He is getting started with doing car videography and had yet to do classics, mainly tuners. So offered up the twins and we had a half a day of filming the cars. My grandfather helped out with driving one of the 68's. I think the results came out pretty good!

Garage Talk / Re: Big Red
« on: August 03, 2021, 01:22:27 AM »
I have always thought the car was cool, because its always neat to see a first gen spank Italian supercars in any form of racing.

Garage Talk / Re: H or I beam rods
« on: June 23, 2021, 01:12:59 PM »
Yeah I tend to stick with I beams for most of my builds, but I have not put together a serious race engine in awhile. I would run H beams for something I was going to be hammering on alot more.

General Discussion / Re: Fold down rear seat question
« on: June 23, 2021, 01:00:09 AM »
Yeah, another part made from Unobtainium.  I even looked into having once made on a 3D printer using the opposite side and asking if they could make a mirror image/opposite side print, but got nowhere.  I was also holding out hope that during my recent restoration the missing one would be found somewhere inside, but no luck.  Last one I saw for sale was both ends and the middle trim piece in very ratty condition on eBay, and as I recall it went for at least $150-$200 maybe even more.     

I could probably make the model file, mainly depends on what format the printer would need. I do 3d modeling for building construction, but making a mirror copy of a original piece should not be a problem. I'll have to go dig out my fold down I have stashed away as see if its missing either cap.

Unless the CE or other number were noted on the car's paperwork there is really no way to tell WHICH particular 427 short block was installed.

If an original 67 Yenko, I thought all the 67s had full motor swaps and then in 68 they just swapped the short blocks?

Garage Talk / Re: Van Nuys Blvd 1972
« on: May 17, 2021, 07:59:24 PM »
Neat video and way before my time, lol. My mom was only 4 years old in 72 and they lived in Oregon, but Portland had a similar cruising scene at that time.

Garage Talk / Re: Bored with LS swaps?
« on: May 03, 2021, 02:07:35 AM »
I was thinking the same thing, the LS is what the old small block was decades ago. Its a not to expensive option that can make an old car drive like a brand new car with all the bells and whistles. My main issues with the LS is it looks too modern for alot of older cars. There are some companies now making stuff to dress up a LS to look more like an old big block which I like to see. Yeah you can add fuel injection to an old engine, but it still doesnt work as well as the LS that was designed with it and that all the go fast stuff is made to work it with. 

Garage Talk / Re: My 68 Camaro's new twin!
« on: April 21, 2021, 03:28:06 AM »
got the truck all buttoned back up. Finally washed and waxed it for the first time, so now its all sparkly clean to drive it in the pouring rain this weekend to its first show.

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